Virtual insults can lead to court

In Costa Rica, lies and slander posted in social media outlets like Facebook can be tried in court. Wednesday, a man received about $160 compensation from another man who called him a clown and insulted his family. The court ruled that the right of free expression is not an absolute right and must be exercised with respect. CR Hoy

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Home birth death investigation

Both police and health officials are investigating the death of a 30-year-old woman while giving birth earlier this week at her home in the Vásquez de Coronado neighborhood in San Jose. The woman who died was apparently attended by a nurse she hired to have a live birth. A postpartum hemorrhage could be the cause of death. The baby survived and is in good health at Children’s Hospital. La Nación

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Sister shoots baby brother

A 17-month-old boy was shot in the chest by his 13-year-old sister Thursday in the indigenous community of China Kichá de Telire, Talamanca. A 0.22 caliber bullet entered the child’s chest and exited through his back. The father had allegedly found the gun the day before and brought it home. The victim remains under observation at the Limón hospital. He is expected to survive. La Nación

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Rebuilding CR’s reefs

Friday, eight divers placed an artificial reef in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. The reef is formed by electrical insulators of waste porcelain. The project, which began in December, will hopefully advance the evolutionary cycle of the marine ecosystem of the area between 100 and 150 years. Prensa Libre

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School fees paid out to workers

Did you know that in addition to a Christmas bonus, about 146,000 public workers in Costa Rica also receive another bonus called a school fee? Like the Christmas bonus, it amounts to about one month of regular salary and is paid in theory to help put children back in school and pay for their supplies. The school fee bonus is doled out Friday (today). School sessions resume in early February. Diario Extra

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US ambassador says chill

As protestors gather at various locations in Costa Rica to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump, U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica Stafford Fitzgerald Haney says Costa Ricans have nothing to fear. Haney believes the bonds between the U.S. and Costa Rica are strong and a change of administration will not change the relationship. La Nación

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